Child Safety

Organisations that directly interact with children as part of their business activities have a responsibility to minimise the risk of children experiencing harm and care for their well-being.

The Guide to Child Safety in the Live Performance Industry (“Guide”) provides best practice guidance for:

  • implementing child safe standards
  • developing child safe policies and procedures
  • creating a child safe organisational culture and environment

The Guide applies to organisations in the live performance industry that engage or interact with children as part of their business activities. This includes:

  • casting children in a production (child performers)
  • attendance of and interacting with child audience members
  • providing instruction to children as part of a class/program/workshop
  • using photos of children for media and promotion
  • using children for professional promotional material (photography, voice-overs, film commercials)
  • internships or work experience
  • any other form of direct interaction with children as part of the organisation’s business activities.

Download Guide to Child Safety in the Live Performance Industry


The Guide includes example child safe policies and procedures for live performance organisations:


Useful resources:

Should you have any queries please contact LPA Senior Policy Advisor, Holly Crain on (03) 8614 2000 or email hcrain@liveperformance.com.au.